Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Audacity!

Earlier this week, a lady by the name of Susan Boyle sang for Britain's, "Britain's Got Talent". Before Susan hit a note, the judges and audience snickered and damn near booed her off the stage when she said she wanted to be a famous singer. Why did they doubt her? Because they had heard her sing and knew she couldn't pull it off? No, that would have been too justifiable.

They doubted Ms. Boyle simply because she's older (47) and frumpy. Period. You mean to tell me that you can tell a person's abilities just by how they look? Now, if she said she was about to beat Michael Phelps' Olympic record, I'd look at her sideways too. But to doubt her voice? How incredibly superficial and condescending! Everyone should be ashamed. A "wake up call" it definitely should have been.

So, after the audience laughs at her and prepares for her failure, she surprises everyone with an angelic, on-point delivery. The audience is seen holding back tears as they listen with disbelief and open mouths. At this point I'm wondering if everyone expected her to fart and make monkey noises. I mean what is this? Amazement at the freak show? When she's done singing, she gets a standing ovation and Simon Cowell jokes that he knew she could sing all the while. The jerks.

Whatever happened to not judging a book by its' cover? Where's the love based on just being a human being first? I wish the old broad would have told them what to do with their standing ovation!

But you know, that's how people are. They don't care about you until you're somebody. Then they want to fawn all over you, smothering you with compliments. It aint right. It just aint right.

Luke 10:27 (New International Version)

27 He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself'."


  1. yeah, this story irked me too. like she had to prove herself to everyone because of her looks.

  2. I'll hold my hands up and admit I was completely guilty of judging this woman harshly. Not just because of her appearance but because she had the most irritating speaking voice.

    Either way, her voice knocked my judgemental socks off!

    Life's a learning curve and she taught me something that day.

  3. it's the media, mot me, that thinks the public cares about the superficial like that. We work with what we've got. As part of the real world we know everyone can't all be beautiful celebrities. AND seriously it's all entertainment anyway. I don't care to be someone else's jollies.

    I still feel sorry for her! She sings nice, but why wait so late in life to emerge as a singer, that's why I made sure to get all my spotlight fun out of the way young. Realistically I'm not got to buy anyone's cd's, so my opinion doesn't actually count. I think after the 3rd 4th or 5th ditty she sings I'll be bored with all that broadway anyway. I just wonder, what will it look like when she tries to get her sexy back, or when she tries to dance around a little? eeeew.

  4. Yeah I'll admit she is pretty funny looking but I mean that doesn't mean she can't blow..and I guess she proved that. I haven't heard this story but twice..her and on Jia's page



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